Press Releases

March 12, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth expressed his sadness on the passing of Jesus Cardenas, founder of Cardenas Markets which has grown as a chain of supermarkets to San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Imperial Counties and Las Vegas.
Senator Roth said, “I salute Mr. Cardenas’ hard work and commitment to his family and his community.  Mr. Cardenas was an important and influential business leader in Southern California. I know I speak for many in expressing our community’s deepest condolences to the Cardenas family.”

February 25, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) introduced Senate Bill 801 today that would hold state officials and employees civilly and criminally liable if they knowingly misrepresent the balance of an account containing state funds to the California Department of Finance.

“Public trust has been severely impacted by widely reported state accounting scandals and we owe the taxpayers a commitment to ensure their money is being used appropriately,” said Senator Roth. 

February 07, 2013

 Senator Richard D. Roth issued the following statement this morning:

January 30, 2013

Following information about secret, inaccurate financial reporting by two state agencies, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) is introducing legislation to hold state officials accountable to provide accurate financial reporting and statements. 

The Senator’s proposed legislation would require any person who knowingly misrepresents any financial or statistical reports to be held criminally and civilly liable.

January 24, 2013

 El Senador Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside emitió hoy la siguiente declaración:

“Aplaudo el anuncio del Secretario de Defensa, Leon Panetta esta mañana permitiendo a las mujeres en las fuerzas armadas para servir en roles de combate.

“Cada uno de los miembros de nuestras fuerzas armadas están plenamente comprometidas a servir a nuestra nación. Ellos están dispuestos a luchar y morir para proteger a los Estados Unidos - sin tener en cuenta su género, raza, orientación sexual o creencias religiosas.

January 24, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today:

“I applaud Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s announcement this morning to allow women in the Armed Services to serve in combat roles.

“Every single member of our military is fully committed to serving our nation. They are prepared to fight and die to protect the United States – regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.  

January 10, 2013


For Immediate Release      
January 10, 2013                                   

Senator Richard D. Roth Statement on the Proposed 2013- 2014 State Budget and UC Riverside Medical School Funding

SACRAMENTO – California State Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) made the following statement on the release of Governor Brown’s proposed Fiscal Year 2013 – 2014 State Budget:

December 10, 2012

California State Senator Richard Roth issued the following Statement today on the death of Singer Jenni Rivera:

“I was saddened to learn yesterday of the loss of an incredible mother, star, role-model, and a very proud former resident of Norco, Ms. Jenni Rivera.

December 03, 2012

The California State Senate opened the 2013-14 legislative session today. Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) was sworn into office by the Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. Senator Roth was elected on November 6, 2012 to represent the newly redistricted 31st  State Senate District.

Senator Roth said, “It is a great honor to have been elected to represent the people who live in this very diverse Senate district. I am proud to continue my public service to my community and to the State of California.”